ShelterBox - Coronavirus Update 25 June 2020
At ShelterBox, we’re adapting how we work as coronavirus creates a whole new level of risk for vulnerable families who have lost their homes.
The potential impact of the pandemic in places where we’re already working – like crowded camps and makeshift settlements in Syria, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso – is terrifying.
These are places more cramped than the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where the virus spread four times faster than it did in Wuhan.
These are places where many people are already vulnerable because of underlying health issues and a lack of food. Where health care facilities are either non-existent or struggle to cope with demand at the best of times.
These are places where the impact of coronavirus could be more devastating than anything we have seen so far.
In the face of this coronavirus crisis, shelter means more than ever.